On this page we have gathered information for you who are
considering applying to us as an exchange student.
In order to apply for exchange studies at Umeå Academy of Fine
Arts your home university must have signed an exchange agreement
with Umeå University. Contact the international coordinator at your
home university to get help finding out if such an agreement
exists, and if you can be nominated as an exchange student.
The nomination and application round for spring term 2021
is open and our partner universities are welcome to nominate
students. If an exchange agreement exists the international
office/coordinator at your home university should have received
nomination instructions. Once the nomination is completed an
automatic e-mail with application instructions (how to select
courses) will be sent to the nominated student. To ensure that you
receive e-mails sent and that they don't end up in your spam kindly
add the e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
as a safe sender.
Here is a web page for our
partner universities with further information about the nomination
procedure, however the details are to be found in the email being
sent and in there you will also find a link to a useful manual.
Nominations: 1 October
Applications: 15 October
Nominations: 1 April
Applications: 15 April
No late nominations or applications will
Important is that you - in addition to applying for courses -
send your digital portfolio and motivational letter to us (same
deadline as the course selection). It should consists of
approximately 5 samples that shows your recent artistic work. After
the deadline our teachers will look through the applications and do
the selection based on the artistic quality of the portfolio along
with the motivational letter. In addition we constantly have to
adapt to the number of studio places accessible so whether or not
we're able to offer a place may also depend on how many students,
BA/MA, we expect to have when the term begins.
Send your work samples and motivational letter to email@example.com
preferably with Wetransfer however to divide the
files and send a few at the time also works.
To incoming exchange students we offer two course packages, one
on BA level and one on MA level corresponding to 30 ECTS. Follow
the links for information about them and what courses are
Artistic practice, bachelor's level, term
Artistic practice, master's level, term
The number of credits a student can be admitted to is restricted
to 30 ECTS per term, which equals full-time studies. Students who
require a residence permit must be admitted to 30 ECTS. If students
are admitted to 30 ECTS the exceeding courses that the student has
applied for will be dropped, with the exemption of Swedish for
International Students, Beginners´ Courses. These courses can be
selected in addition to 30 ECTS in other subjects.
Besides the courses in your course package you you have
the option to sign up for several workshops that we offer. These
will not give you any extra credits and therefore they will not be
shown on your transcript of records nevertheless they will
hopefully provide you with new skills and would you like to have it
documented you may ask responsible teacher to certify you have
participated in his/her workshop.
International Student Guide
Finally, in the International Student Guide
you who intend to study at Umeå University will find a lot of
practical information. Take the time to look it through and you're
guaranteed to find the answers to many of your questions but if not
you're welcome to contact the international coordinator Jeanette
Nilsson (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com)
Welcome with your application!